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From:  Willy Tarreau <>
Subject:  [ANNOUNCE] Linux
Date:  Sat, 18 Dec 2010 15:52:19 +0000
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I've just released Linux

It fixes a number of minor security issues, mainly information leaks
from the kernel stack on some 64-bit architectures, or possible NULL
derefs and crashes in some less commonly used protocols (eg: econet,
x25, irda).

A build issue introduced in when atm/clip was configured to
build as a module was fixed.

An ext3 quota bug causing occasional random panics was fixed, thanks
to a report from Sascha Umlang who also made lots of efforts to get
a debuggable capture of the issue and test the backport for two months.

Last, various MIPS-related fixes provided by Ralf Baechle were merged.

The new 2.4 EOL is now pushed to end of 2011.


The patch and changelog will appear soon at the following locations:

Git repository:

Git repository through the gitweb interface:

Summary of changes from v2.4.37.10 to v2.4.37.11

Dan Rosenberg (3):
      drivers/net/eql.c: prevent reading uninitialized stack memory
      sys_semctl: fix kernel stack leakage
      x25: Prevent crashing when parsing bad X.25 facilities

David S. Miller (1):
      rose: Fix signedness issues wrt. digi count.

Ladislav Michl (1):
      NET: SGIseeq: Add support for Challenge S Mezz board

Nelson Elhage (1):
      do_exit(): make sure that we run with get_fs() == USER_DS

Pete Popov (1):
      MTD: Add AMD Alchemy Mirage mapping driver.

Phil Blundell (3):
      econet: fix CVE-2010-3848
      econet: disallow NULL remote addr for sendmsg(), fixes CVE-2010-3849
      econet: fix CVE-2010-3850

Ralf Baechle (2):
      NET: hdlcdrv: Make driver stop method stop queue.
      CHAR: New key map for IBM WorkPad z50.

Samuel Ortiz (1):
      irda: Fix parameter extraction stack overflow

Vasiliy Kulikov (2):
      drivers/char/ppdev.c: fix information leak to userland
      ipc: shm: fix information leak to userland

Willy Tarreau (6):
      net: atm/clip does not work anymore as a module
      ext3: ext3_symlink should use GFP_NOFS allocations inside
      net: packet: fix information leak to userland
      usb: core: fix information leak to userland
      block: ioctl: fix information leak to userland
      Change VERSION to

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